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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,143 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,143
Reviews: 780
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 137
Gots: 177 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2002)
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JWU

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into my mug.

A- a light coppery/amber/orange color. A bit hazy/cloudy, but for being unfiltered, it doesn't have stuff floating in it (Smuttynose IPA comes to mind here) White pillowy head that retains very well.

S- very fragrant. Can smell it from two feet away! This IPA really walks the piney/citrusy line. Has a sweet component to the smell that makes me lean more citrusy. I really pick this one up on the sides of my tongue.

T-one dimensional taste. The hops don't slam you up front or sneak up on you on the backside. Pretty consistent throughout . Taste leans more piney. Not crushingly bitter.

M- moderate to heavy carbonation, tickles the sides of your tongue. feels heavier than most on the palate. Slick.

D- Yeah, I could have a few with no problems.

Overall, not the best I've had, but far from the worst. It lacks that something special on the hop profile or the malt profile to really make it stand out of the crowd, but I'd gladly have one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 00:29:29 | More by JWU
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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,143 ratings.